Hello friends, community members, cherished acquaintances, and a few mortal enemies!
The powers that be have decided to make me the featured user today. If I haven't had the opportunity to meet you yet, we should change that!
My name is Desayjin here, but justamiddleman everywhere else because when I joined the community many years ago, justamiddleman was too many characters for a user name. You can also call me James, though not the @James ; whose profile I've been watching for years now. He may have an unfortunate accident at this RTX. Tragic.
I'm an economist by trade and I've spent the last 7.5 years plying my craft in the healthcare field. For a time, I had a series of blogs here where I'd answer serious (and very silly) questions from the community called Ask an Economist. (Check out the archived posts!). The series has been fallow for a while due to time constraints and the shifts in usability of the RT website.
The majority of my time spent here on the site is at the Oxford Comma Cafe. If you haven't found them yet and you're looking for a place in the community to meet other people and have a place to chill everyday (one of the last places on the site that has regular activity with awesome people), you should check it out! Speaking of meeting people, you should come to RTX! This year will be my 5th as a guardian and if you offer (or I recognize you), you will get a high five. Caution: I have been known to give hard high fives. Hugs are perfectly acceptable substitutions if you have a note from someone who claims to be your doctor. Fun fact, the first time I was a featured user was 7 years ago, the first person to wish me a Happy FU Day was @SailorTweek , who is our fearless head guardian. If only she knew that I'd be a guardian with her for five years .... she'd probably would have told me to jump off a cliff back then. ;)
I mentioned that time constraints have kept me from posting more regularly. This is the primary reason:
This is my sweet daughter Shea. She just turned 4 months yesterday and loves to smile, sleep, eat, and toot loudly only when I'm holding her.
Speaking of recent news. My Pittsburgh Penguins (my hometown) won the Stanley Cup in Nashville (my current city). I had the great fortune of seeing them win the cup in Nashville!
Between my daughter turning 4 months, Penguins winning the Stanley Cup, and being the FU, it's been a banner week so far! Thank you all for continuing to make the community awesome and I hope you stay for a while!